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Baileytown, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Baileytown ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Baileytown (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Baileytown. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Baileytown ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baileytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baileytown, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baileytown.

Cemeteries Near Baileytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baileytown.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Baileytown covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Etha Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Summit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gibbs Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Alldredge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brooksville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Warrior Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

While we didn't find Baileytown in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Baileytown.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Baileytown, with the one closest to Baileytown listed first.

Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Baileytown
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Baileytown
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Baileytown
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Baileytown
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baileytown
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,694 people in 2016)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Baileytown
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Baileytown
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Baileytown
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Baileytown
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
Summit   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Baileytown
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Summit had a post office and no railroad service
Tappan - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tappan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Baileytown
 - Tappan had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Baileytown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Baileytown in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Baileytown is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

Below are the counties that are near Baileytown. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Baileytown:

Cullman     (The home county for Baileytown)
      Holly Pond   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Baileytown, see our County-by-County Page for Baileytown.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Baileytown:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baileytown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Baileytown. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baileytown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baileytown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1637, Longitude: -86.6597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baileytown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Baileytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Baileytown.